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For what it's worth, I never found any solid information about
Crimean Tatar: see
http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/crimean-tatar.pdf. I have a
photocopy of a linguistic study, but it does not indicate that there
is a standard orthography or a written literature. More information
is required, I think. (I can look up what I have in my files too.)

Michael Everson

At 13:10 +0100 2002-10-30, Håvard Hjulstad wrote:
>The ISO 639 RA-JAC has received the following proposal for a new entry in
>the alpha-3 table:
>
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 14:05:45 -0400
>From: WWW generic account <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: New ISO 639-2 code
>
>This data was submitted on: Friday, October 11, 2002 at 14:05:45
>
>lang_in_eng = Crimean Tatar language
>lang_in_fre =
>ref_where_found_1 =
>lang_in_vern =
>ref_where_found_2 =
>trans_lit =
>evidence = Columbia University Libraries (91)
>addinfo =
>request_addition = ISO 639-2 only
>2_code_suggestion =
>3_code_suggestion = CRM
>submit_name = Susan Summer
>submit_email = [log in to unmask]
>submit_status = Catalog librarian, Columbia University Libraries
>
>---------- End forwarded message ----------
>
>CURRENT SITUATION:
>
>ISO 639 encoding: tut = Altaic (other). (Cf. the item tt/tat = Tatar, which
>is a distinctly different language.)
>
>Linguasphere: 44-AAB-ac = "Crimean"-Tatar
>
>Ethnologue: CRH = Crimean Turkish (with Crimean Tatar as an alternate name).
>Some 190.000 speakers in Uzbekistan and in a number of other countries.
>
>
>COMMENTS:
>
>Should be included. As to name, "Crimean Tatar" seems to be somewhat more
>common than "Crimean Turkish", but both names should probably be included.
>Both the proposed identifier (crm) and the Ethnologue identifier (crh) are
>available. I suggest that we choose "crh" to harmonize with Ethnologue.
>
>
>Best regards,
>Håvard Hjulstad
>(acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC)
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